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Three Minutes to Make a First impression

Jackie Cohen Maniscalco had one of those 3-minute large group auditions we wrote about recently at a major chain club. In fact, Jackie’s request for help in the ICA Facebook group is what inspired me to write the article. Jackie had an interesting experience at her audition and agreed to share it with you all. You know, in case you might ever experience one like it where you actually get less than 3 minutes to show what you know!

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Exercise Physiology for Interval Training in Indoor Cycling, Part 2

Knowledgeable instructors are effective instructors. Deepening your understanding of exercise physiology allows you to be that capable teacher whose students achieve their fitness, weight loss, or health goals. When you know how human metabolic systems operate and how to harness them in a training session, your classes will be purposeful and your participants will feel confident following your lead. This exercise physiology primer is the preface for our interval training series.

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Exercise Physiology for Interval Training in Indoor Cycling, Part 1

Knowledgeable instructors are effective instructors. Deepening your understanding of exercise physiology allows you to be that capable teacher whose students achieve their fitness, weight loss, or health goals. When you know how human metabolic systems operate and how to harness them in a training session, your classes will be purposeful and your participants will feel confident following your lead. This exercise physiology primer is the preface for our interval training series.

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Landing Your Next Indoor Cycling Gig: A Practical Guide to Auditioning, Part 3

In this final post of our series on auditions, we cover what to do immediately after the audition and what to do when you get the news of “yay” or “nay.”

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How Much Do You Know About Intervals?

The Indoor Cycling Association is embarking on an interval education series that will highlight the fact that not all intervals are created equal. Written by Jennifer Sage, founder of ICA, and Jennifer Klau, Ph.D., we will start the series with a primer on exercise physiology, and then dive into intervals of every stripe. But first…take this important, short quiz to test your knowledge of intervals.

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Landing Your Next Indoor Cycling Gig: A Practical Guide to Auditioning, Part 2

Lights, camera, action. What to do when being judged from the instructor bike.

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Landing Your Next Indoor Cycling Gig: A Practical Guide to Auditioning, Part 1

“Help! I have an audition coming up…do you have any advice?” This is such a common question, so we’ve put together a three-part practical guide to auditioning. Part 1 walks you through six important steps prior to your audition that will ensure you are as prepared as you can be.

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What To Do When You Have Students Who Are Chronically Late for Class

When you have late students, put your participants’ needs ahead of any inconvenience, imposition, or disrespect that you may feel. Keep the needs of the whole class in mind but don’t punish a student for being late, either directly or indirectly.

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My Cycling Class Today: What I’ve Learned Teaching Off the Bike

For the last three months an injury has grounded me, forcing me to teach my classes off the bike. Here’s what I’ve learned.

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The Value of Silence

Sometimes what we don’t do is more important than what we do. Sometimes letting go is better than holding on. Sometimes less is more. Learn when not to speak in class so that your words will be all the more powerful when you chose to use them.

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